Fair Hearing Resources
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folder Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Codes
folder Fair Hearing Policies and Interpretations


Office of Admininstrative Hearings
Effectively Searching OAH's Fair Hearing Decision Archive
by Gene Doyle, LMSW The Fair Hearing Decision Archive of the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) contains redacted copies of all Fair Hearing Decisions, which have been issued since November 2010. As of May 5, 2017, OTDA's Fair Hearing Decision Archive contains...
06 May, 2017
Manual for Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers
by Gene Doyle, LMSW This 484 page manual, which is published by the New York State Department of Civil Service with assistance from the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, is designed to provide a starting point and general reference for Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and Hearing...
06 May, 2017
OAH Policies and Interpretations
by Gene Doyle, LMSW The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) has issued various memoranda and e-mails to Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) [also called Hearing Officers (HOs)] to clarify Fair Hearing policies and/or interpret state Fair Hearing regulations [18 NYCRR Part 358]. OAH...
23 Jan, 2016
OAH Procedures Transmittals
by Gene Doyle, LMSW The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) issues periodic instructions to its staff and to local social services districts on various procedures pertaining to the processing of Fair Hearing requests and the scheduling of hearings. OAH Procedures Transmittals for 2017 •...
18 Aug, 2017
Requesting a Fair Hearing
by Gene Doyle, LMSW I. How to Request a Fair Hearing To request a Fair Hearing, read the instructions on the notice, which you want to appeal, or go to OTDA's Fair Hearing Request website. Be sure to read OTDA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). II. Continuation of Assistance, Benefits or...
22 Mar, 2016
Requesting a Fair Hearing Adjournment
by Gene Doyle, LMSW How to Request a Fair Hearing Adjournment To request an adjournment of a scheduled Fair Hearing, read the instructions on the scheduling notice, called the Notice of Fair Hearing (OAH-457), or go to the Request an Adjournment or Reopening website of the New York State Office...
14 May, 2016
Requesting the Reopening of a Dismissed Fair Hearing Request
by Gene Doyle, LMSW If a Fair Hearing request has been dismissed as abandoned, an appellant or an appellant's representatives may ask OAH to reopen the hearing request upon a showing of good cause. According to OTDA's guidelines for its OAH staff, "Good cause is defined as unusual,unexpected, or...
04 May, 2017